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La Dolce Vita
Piazza Massola 2, 19015 Levanto, Italy   |  
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Ranked #19 of 43 Levanto B&B and Inns
Geneva, Switzerland
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“Fantastico!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

This is a charming B&B in the heart of Levanto! Almost didn't want to review it because I hope it's available for my next visit :)

I've been to CInque Terre several times (maybe 10 times!) and this has been the best sleeping experience to date! Valeria, the owner is super accommodating and even met us when we arrived around midnight after a long drive from Geneva... Breakfast is great, the rooms are charming and it's perfectly located in the heart of old-town Levanto, steps from the hiking trail and a 5 min walk to the sandy beach!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

We booked by email, mailed a deposit and after we told Valeria, the owner, when we were arriving by train, she told us she would meet us at the Levanto station and give us a ride to the B&B; the start of a visit that was just super. Her B&B has 4 rooms and is tucked away in the old town of Levanto right next to the Church of S. Andrea. We were there over the Easter holidays in 2011 and enjoyed the bells as they celebrated the occasion. La Dolce Vita is about a 3 minute walk to the Piazza G. Staglieno, the central park and gathering place in town and 5 minutes from the beach. The train station is a 12-15 minute walk up the hill. We walked out the front door, turned left and were at the start of the hiking trail to Monterosso. The location couldn't have been better. There is a self-serve Laundry/Lavanderia on Piazza Staglieno as well as a grocery store. Around the corner in the Vicolo Molinelli, we stumbled on the Totano Blu Restaurant, run by Olimpia Bono. We like it so much we ate 4 meals in 5 days there. Wonderful fresh seafood and pasta. The B&B was very quiet and peaceful both day and night (church bells the wonderful exception). Valeria and her husband and daughter, live in another part of Levanto. She serves a wonderful buffet breakfast from 8-10:30 every morning; breads, cheese, meat, cereal, juice and of course, cappuccino (or tea or coffee). The rooms are tastfully decorated and very clean with a TV and a small refrigerator. Valeria grew up in Levanto and is a wealth of information about the area; since the main trails in the Cinque Terre were closed (happens often), she suggested we go in the other direction to Bonassola, we enjoyed the hike and the town immensely. She speaks and writes english, a plus for us. Valeria can arrange parking for a fee, but she recommends you come by train as the town is very crowded and a car is not really necessary. We paid 86 Euro for a double including breakfast, Valeria told me she charges 90 E for a double in July and August. When we were ready to leave for the station on Sunday, Valeria called her husband Marco to come give us a ride. No charge for either the pick-up or ride back to the station! This is truly a hidden gem.
Website http://www.dolcevita-levanto.com/

Room Tip: Two rooms face the church; Two face a garden.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazza Massola 2, 19015 Levanto, Italy
Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Levanto
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Ranked #19 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Levanto
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